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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,705 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,705
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 351
Gots: 528 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share, Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men… and your enjoyment in a glass.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sprucetip
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chestnut liquid with minimal visible activity, virtually no head and no lacing. Will be surprised it is has much carbonation.

Oak, a little roast, some malty sweetness, chocolaty, some boozy notes from a variety of origins, a nip of carmel and some more general malty sweetness. Really nice.

Tastes really nice too, if a bit more alcoholic. The bourbon and brandy, and the barrels that harbored them, are more identifiable, as is the high alcohol content. But it's not hot. It's chocolaty, malty sweet, lightly bitter, and really smooth and well balanced.

Low carbonation, moderate warming, a rich full-ish body, and some mild bitterness in the finish. I think it would feel fuller if the carbonation weren't so low.

Delicious, rich, smooth, balanced, complex and unique. A special treat.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 321jeff
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, picked up in trade awhile back. Poured into my Mother Earth snifter.

Pours a deep murky brown, almost black with a light tan collar of a head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Expected for such a high gravity brew, but it's not very good looking or inviting.

Aroma has a lot going on, sweet dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses and a substantial whiskey note. On the first whiff, I wasn't too impressed but as it warms, everything is coming together nicely.

The taste starts off sweet up front followed by brown sugar and molasses and some whiskey soaked dark fruits. Finishes surprisingly dry with a smokey whiskey aftertaste. The alcohol is present but nicely subdued.

Mouthfeel is thick but dry with just a hint of carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable sipper that does a nice job of bringing together the sweet dark fruits and strong whiskey flavors.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sholland119
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark, deep brown. Carbonation is, as expected, extremely light, but there was a faint pop at least when the bottle opened. A thin ring of tan head results.

S-Lovely charred oak, bourbon and brandy, marshmallow, brown sugar. Yup, my favorite things in a nightcap.

T-As with the nose, lots of rich flavor and appropriate boozy heat. Brown sugar, oakiness, vanilla, bourbon and brandy, good warmth.

M-Not as heavy as you'd think, given the ABV and light carbonation. Alcohol lingers pleasantly.

O-Pretty damn good beer. A great nightcap.

HV

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 375 mL corked and caged beauty; shared with janlud.

A: The strong ale is black, still as night and under key. In the embers, a thin tan head appears but quickly whittles itself away. Carbonated, of course, it just doesn't show it.

S: The blending of bourbon and brandy rocks, bringing vanilla, oak, and intense red grape strength. I love the bourbon, its strength powerful, but the brandy helps take the ale to the next level, deep, vinous and complex.

T: Despite the relative stillness of the ale, it is well carbonated. The underlying strong ale gets within the intense complexity of the barrels. And oh, those barrels deliver the goods. Bourbon offers vanilla and coconut, the latter milder while the former zings. The brandy barrel adds a thicker, fuller body with deep grape and brown sugar flavors. Oak and chocolate follow. Sweet vanilla is a lasting flavor on my lips following each sip. Well blended with plenty of intensely powerful flavors. A beer like this is just good to sip on.

M: From vanilla to brandy and oak and everywhere in between, Deliverance doesn't fail to. Quite fantastic.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured dark brown in color with brown highlights and alomost no head that left almost no lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of caramel sweetness came out upfront on the nose with brown sugar, brandy bourbon character, oaky, molasses, vanilla, and chocolate notes.

T: brown sugar with a caramel blend was very pleasent first on the taste alongside brandy, bourbon, oaky, vanilla flavors and chocolate accents; very delicious.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low to moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, oaky, mild boozy, chocolatey, silky finish.

O; I've had this beer plenty of times and IMO it has gotten better every single time I've had it. The beer was drinking very good and had great qualities all around. Definitely and exceptional blend.

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,705 ratings.